Join an exclusive conversation with legendary Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen and the Philadelphia Ballet — May 7 at 11:00 AM ET on Zoom
Hans van Manen, the acclaimed Dutch choreographer celebrating his 90th birthday this year, is the featured choreographer of Philadelphia Ballet’s Humankind program with Van Manen’s Grosse Fuge, Variations for Two Couples, and 5 Tango’s running May 12-15 at the Academy of Music.
Van Manen is internationally recognized as one of the grand masters of contemporary ballet. The great clarity in structure and refined simplicity of his choreography have earned him the nickname the ‘Mondrian of dance’. His body of work features more than one hundred and fifty ballets and he has won a number of awards including the Sonia Gaskell Prize, the prestigious German Tanzpreis, the Bob Angelo Medallion, and the highly prestigious Erasmus Prize for his outstanding achievements in Dutch dance.